VIP Guided tour: Sun Museum

Date :  October 3, 2019 (Thur) 
Time : 2pm
Meeting point : Sun Museum
Address : 4th Floor, SML Tower, 165 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
Duration : Approximately 30 minutes 
Language : English

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Abbreviated Expressiveness in Chinese Painting
Exhibition period: 26 July – 5 October 2019

The Sun Museum is a non-profit, non-governmental museum established by the Simon Suen Foundation, which aims primarily to promote Chinese arts and culture.

This exhibition is divided into two sections showing Chinese art in two different mediums and periods: folk blue-and-white porcelain in the Ming and Qing Dynasties as well as Chinese paintings by a modern artist Xie Zhiguang(1900-1976). These two types of art, seemingly disparate, actually share a common ground. They both employ expressive painting techniques to depict flowers, figures and landscapes in simple lines and colours.

The invention of blue-and-white ware enabled potters to draw easily on porcelain and turn daily utensils into ink paintings. The production of folk blue-and-white porcelain reached its zenith during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Although its quality and brushwork are inferior to Imperial ware, the aesthetic value of folk blue-and-white lies in its free-flowing and expressive style, as well as diversified decoration. This exhibition presents over a hundred pieces of folk blue-and-white porcelain of the Ming and Qing Dynasties to showcase the expressive paintings by these folk potters and reveal the wishes and aesthetic emotions of commoners at that time.

The Mainland Chinese artist Xie Zhiguang (1900-1976) excelled in both meticulous and expressive paintings. This exhibition showcases his expressive landscapes and bird-and-flowers and juxtaposes them with the blue-and-white porcelain paintings by folk artists. It is hoped that the similarities between these two different types of art draw attention to the omnipresent style of Chinese expressive painting. The exhibits are all selected from the Hong Kong private collection of Yun Quan Studio.


This guided tour is hosted by Sun Museum